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Cherished 'Start' button returning to Windows software


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Good news for old users?

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Gotta hand it to Windows/Microsoft for keeping a captive (hostage) audience! Personally speaking, and this is my opinion here, seems to me that ever "other" product they put out is the one to buy.

So maybe it's time to go "Blue".

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I heard that with Windows 8 Microsoft has become so cheap that they don't include Office and you have to buy it seperately. But a START button!

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the lack of a start button shows just how stupid microsoft inherently is.

and adding more layers of code so as to apple-ise the windows software just makes the OS run heavier on hardware.

i hate windows 8 more than vista because it's a repeated mistake of making the OS bigger, clunkier and just stupid.

windows 7 will be like win xp to me. use it until it rots.

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an OS should be in the background.

not trying to control the way you use the PC.

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have any of you tried a touch screen with MS Vista!? Its a better step toward natural UI. MS Blue should be a better build. I dont use touch screen except for my mobile and tablet. Desktop and doing my job...well, i need a freaking mouse. Surface definitely needs the Win8/Blue. Until you or MS comes up with a better solution, its all that we have to work with.

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I am quite enjoying my iMac while reading these complaints.

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Just got an Acer Laptop with Windows 8 and it even let me use my Skype!!

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Been using Ubuntu/Linux for years and haven't had any of the problems (virus/malware/interface idiocy/bloat/you-name-it) that everybody complains about for years in Windows.

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Still using XP. This new stuff is gay.

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Ranger_Miffy2, and I am quite enjoying being able to upgrade or customize anything I want to on my computer without being restricted like you folk. And paying less for the privilege while also not looking like every other "sheep" out there.

And echo nicolls, Win7 for me until it is on its last legs.

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They still going then?

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I love the speed and new features Windows 8 brings to the table, but at the cost of the start menu and loads of other services and features like Shadowcopy.... Hopefully this update will bring the features windows 7 had, to the faster windows 8

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Haha Microsoft seems you need to re-vamp yr market research dept. as they clearly missed the boat with the initial release, but at least they appear to have the stones to fix it

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It's the same old same old Microsoft, still making their dumb mistakes and counting on the masses to sheepishly go along.

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It's the same old same old Microsoft, still making their dumb mistakes and counting on the masses to sheepishly go along.

That's actually what Apple does.

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I heard that with Windows 8 Microsoft has become so cheap that they don't include Office and you have to buy it seperately. But a START button!

I've been using Microsoft OS's since DOS 3.00 so I have a bit of knowledge on this subject...

Microsoft has NEVER, EVER included Microsoft Office as part of any of their operating systems. They are two totally separate things. You may have purchased a computer with the 30-day trial version of Office pre-installed, but that was the decision of the computer manufacturer to include it. Alternatively, you might have purchased a computer with Office already installed and activated, but if so you paid extra for the addition of an activated Office. That was either the decision of the computer manufacturer, or the reseller. I worked at Best Buy for a while and we would pre-load some of the computers for sale with Office activated and mark-up the price accordingly to cover the cost of the Office license.

I believe Microsoft dropped the Start Button because they really WERE thinking of what works and what doesn't with the smaller portable devices. How big would a Start button be on a pad or a mobile phone? Too small to be of any use unless you first zoomed-in (adding steps and inconvenience), that's for sure.

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Come on, give me a break! How dumb was it to leave out the Start button? VERY dumb! As if everyone on the planet no longer has desktop computers when they go home at night, you have got to be kidding! The whole world is not just "pads" and mobile phones you know. What Microsoft did was to show TREMENDOUS disrespect to their customers, who had to complain bitterly before they finally gave in.

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First time personal computer appeared, operating system by Microsoft was just MS DOS - no version number at all

The screen XP uses same display screen. XP has been used for many years. Then window 7 came with screen showing twice by twice large screens. It has been used for many years. Then W 8, and W 8..1

It tends to release as soon as it created. This must be forgotten by software developer group in its Silicon Valley Operation.

@Kakurenbo: If you use XP, just use it. Many on-sale software products were developed to XP version and programmers had to redo or convert to WP versions and so you will not have difficulty in getting on-sale softwares products. Just make sure they have XP version.

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The hard truth for Microsoft: Windows may never work as a tablet OS

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at least they're listening to feedback

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Use win 8 0n my desk top and laptop with no touch and don't need a start button. Its a nice system for what I do and works perfectly fine ever since I installed it from the commercial releases. Don't care either way for the return of the start button personally.

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I heard that with Windows 8 Microsoft has become so cheap that they don't include Office and you have to buy it seperately. But a START button!

This shows how little you know about Windows. Windows never shipped with Office....EVER.

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Having a start button is one thing, but does it bring up the start menu? I've been hearing that it does the same thing as pressing the Windows key, which if true, makes it pretty pointless.

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as a MAC user I will never go back to a dedicated Windows machine but I do however use Windows 7 on a virtual machine and it has everything a standard user needs. Windows 8 is a piece of trash and was only Microsoft's way of trying to retrieve some of it's old glory but its clear that they have failed miserably in that department.

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Computer geeks will be creaming themselves over this. Just give me a bloody PC that is reliable and user-friendly!

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